October 1, 2017 Twenty Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time Homily

To begin today, let’s recap our Gospel reading from Matthew. In the parable of the two sons, Jesus tells a simple story of two imperfect sons to illustrate the way of God’s kingdom. Everything the father had belonged to them as well. The father allowed his sons to work in...

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September 24, 2017 Twenty Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time Homily

Brothers and sisters, today, during the reading of the Holy Scriptures, we heard of God’s righteousness and mercy. We were told that we must seek righteousness in order to receive the mercy of God. We were told that the righteousness of man embraces living and dying for Christ. And, we...

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September 17, 2017 Twenty Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time Homily

In the Church today there are two groups of people: Those who believe we should forgive because otherwise God won’t forgive us. Those who believe we should forgive because God has already forgiven us. Each one of us here would do well to ask ourselves which group we belong to....

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September 10, 2017 Twenty Third Sunday in Ordinary Time Homily

If your brother does something wrong… Jesus is speaking here to his disciples about correction within the community of believers. The manner of this correction is aimed at preserving communion even if, ultimately, the offender refuses correction and shows himself to be outside the communion of the Church. It is...

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September 3, 2017 Twenty Second Sunday in Ordinary Time

Last week –we heard the story of Jesus asking the disciples who they thought he was and his church that was built upon him. This week our readings tell of Christ’s sufferings for his disciples and their sufferings for him. Let’s begin by asking ourselves a simple question. What is...

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